By Dayaratne Embogama – Anuradhapura
An efficient service could be provided to hospitals presently run by the Provincial Councils, by taking them under the wings of the Central Government and the attention of the President has been drawn towards the matter, a State Minister said yesterday.
State Minister of Drug Production, Supply and Regulation, Prof. Channa Jayasumana said so addressing the media briefing at the end of the donation event held last week at Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital where Ven. Rajawelle Subhooti Thera donated medical equipment needed for patients.
Although there were several sectors which were developed under Provincial Councils, the health sector did not achieve the expected goals
He also said that although there were several sectors which were developed under Provincial Councils, the health sector did not achieve the expected goals. “We witnessed that the distribution of staff members under the Provincial Council and Central Government also affected the efficiency in providing services.
“For an example, the hospital in the centre of the North Eastern Province is dilapidated and people do not get any services. We believe that by taking them under the Central Government, we might provide an efficient service. We have brought this matter to the President’s attention,” he said.
“We expect that the rest of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine stock would be brought to the country soon as vaccinations programmes are under-way.We have also prepared plans to bring Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and hope to confirm the order during the next week after discussing with the manufacturing company,” he added.